Melissa McCarthy joins Nicole Kidman in Hulu's Nine Perfect Strangers
According The Hollywood ReporterMelissa McCarthy has signed to star alongside Nicole Kidman in Hulu's Nine Perfect Strangers. The Emmy winner and Oscar nominee will also produce the limited series executive. According to the report, McCarthy will play Francis, one of the program's nine main actors. The role marks McCarthy's first regular role since CBS's Mike & Molly.
Kidman and producer Bruna Papandrea will adapt Liane Moriarty's bestselling book, Nine Perfect Strangers, through their respective producers, Blossom Films and Made Up Stories. David E. Kelley and writer of Edge of Tomorrow John Henry Butterworth will serve as showrunners as well as co-writing the series.
Nine Perfect Strangers takes place at a health and wellness boutique resort that promises healing and transformation, while nine stressed-out residents of the city try to follow a path to a better way of living. Taking care of them is resort director Masha (Kidman), a woman with a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies, but these nine strangers have no idea what is about to hit them.
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Executive producers also include Papandrea, Steve Hutensky and Casey Haver for Make Up Stories, Kidman and Per Saari for Blossom Films, Moriarty, Kelley and Butterworth. Nine Perfect Strangers is expected to debut on Hulu in 2021. The series will join the company's growing list of original screenplayed series, including Wu-Tang: An American Saga, Searching Alaska, Reprisal and The Great.
The series is the latest project from Blossom Films, Made Up Stories and Endeavor Content. HBO's first season of Big Little Lies, executive producer of Blossom Films, has received eight Emmy nominations and five wins, including Best Actress for Kidman and Best Miniseries or Television. Made Up Stories was founded by Papandrea, the award-winning producer of the HBO series Big Little Lies and feature films Wild, Gone Girl, Warm Bodies and Milk. Endeavor Content's upcoming TV show includes Damien Chazelle's musical drama The Eddy, the hit series Killing Eve, and Apple's See starring Jason Momoa.
Kidman was most recently seen in DC's Aquaman and will return to season two of Big Little Lies on HBO.